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25 Years of Struggle for Gender Equality

An action platform to achieve gender equality was created 25 years ago at the Fourth World Conference of Women in Beijing. Today its participants share the balance of achievements, pending challenges, and the road that remains to be traveled.

Oruro Carnival

Carnivals in Latin America and the Caribbean are an expression of the enormous potential of the creative industries, and these dazzling events hold the potential to improve lives in the region.

finanzas

In this ranking on financial inclusion, the four countries with the best scores are in Latin America. 

montevideo

You don’t think about floods living in the middle of the city until the water is, literally, coming into your house. That was the reality for thousands in Montevideo until the city decided to upgrade its sanitation network.

trade

According to a our new publication, trade between Asia and Latin America could significantly increase by 41% and 28%, respectively.

online education

Online education holds immense potential in the Caribbean, where distance and limited resources can restrict students’ progress. What is needed for this tool to take off?

 

Math Education to Change the Calculus

The students of Latin America rank near the bottom of the list in math performance. Ethnomathematics may be part of the solution.

Young couple buy their first home

With the support of the IDB’s private-sector arm, one Mexican company is helping families invest in property that reduces emissions as it appreciates.

 

Women smiling

There are effective, low-cost solutions to help prevent and address violence against women. Behavioral science is behind them.